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Bound for Glory
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The Black Swan: T...
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by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Goodreads Author)
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Bossypants by Tina Fey
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Offers insight into things I'll never experience but am curious about: acting and writing comedy for television, auditioning for SNL, impersonating (and meeting) Sarah Palin, and getting trussed up for a photo shoot.

Also into things I am not by natu...more
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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The solid unflorid prose makes the supernatural elements believable - kind of like a Miyazaki movie that gets the details of facial expressions right. I appreciated the mystery and inventiveness.

Gaiman knows how to communicate the feeling of gemütlic...more
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
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Tasty piece of candy, easy to read. Consistent, funny, self-deprecating voice. Very reasonable.
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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
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Novel does well with the story trope in which a wry, smart, somewhat dark narrator offers observations on a more spectacular person than herself. The twist was surprising and the story was satisfyingly novelistic. This would be a four-star review but...more
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The Bone People by Keri Hulme
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Deft writing and POV shifting. Believable curmudgeon has heart believably melted. Results are heart-melting.
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A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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Watched the TV show first. Book is plodding and repetitive in comparison. Exciting events lack exciting writing. But three stars for commitment to world- and history-building, and for creating the Tyrion and Arya characters.
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Invisible by Paul Auster
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How to Be Black by Baratunde R. Thurston
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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
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